THE ART of GIVING

The art of giving is only real when it is given from heart without any  expectation of a return!! — Steemit

The Art of Giving

“Rivers do not drink their own water,

nor do trees eat their own fruit,

nor do rain clouds eat the grains reared by them.”

The true Art in Giving is to give from the heart without any expectation of a return.

True giving comes from the same place inside you as your deepest happiness. They are inexplicably intertwined.

A gift is something that is enjoyed twice. First by the giver who revels in the pleasure of giving something special and then also enjoyed by the person who receives the gift.

A very special form of giving takes the form of small, personal acts of kindness. Very often it is not money or belongings that people need, it’s the things that can’t be seen, such as advice reassurance, a kind word, compliments or a smile.

Is the wealth of the noble used solely for the benefit of others?
Even after accepting that giving is good and that one must learn to give,
several questions need to be answered.

The first question is ‘when should one give’?

Yudhisthir asks a beggar seeking alms to come the next day.
On this, Bhim rejoices, that Yudhisthir his brother, has conquered death!
For he is sure that he will be around tomorrow to give.
Yudhisthir gets the message.

One does not know really whether one will be there tomorrow to give!
The time to give therefore is NOW.

The next question is ‘How much to Give’?

One recalls the famous incident from history.
Maharana Pratap was reeling after defeat from the Mougals.
He had lost his army , he had lost his wealth , and most important he had lost hope, his will to fight.
At that time in his darkest hour , his erstwhile minister Bhamasha came seeking him and placed his entire fortune at the disposal of Rana Pratap.
With this, Rana Pratap raised an army and lived to fight another day.

The answer to this question ‘how much to give’ is : ” Give as much as you can !

The next question is ‘what to give’?

It is not only money that can be given.
It could be a flower or even a smile.
It is not how much one gives but how one gives that really matters.
When you give a smile to a stranger that may be the only good thing
received by him in days and weeks!

“You can give anything but you must give with your heart !

One also needs answer to this question ‘whom to give’?

Many times we avoid giving by finding fault with the person who is seeking.
However, being judgmental and rejecting a person on the presumption that he may not be the most deserving is not justified.

“Give without being Judgemental !”

Next we have to answer ‘How to give’?

Coming to the manner of giving, one has to ensure that the receiver does not feel humiliated, nor the giver feels proud by giving.

‘Let not your left hand know what your right hand gives’, said Jesus Christ

Charity without publicity and fanfare, is the highest form of charity.

‘Give quietly’!
While giving let not the recipient feel small or humiliated.
After all what we give never really belonged to us.
We come to this world with nothing and will go with nothing.
The thing gifted was only with us for a temporary period.
Why then take pride in giving away something which really did not belong to us? Give with grace and with a feeling of gratitude.

What should one feel after giving ?

We all know the story of Eklavya.
When Dronacharya asked him for his right thumb as ‘Guru-dakshina’.
He unhesitatingly cut off the thumb and gave it to Dronacharya.
There is a little known sequel to this story..
Eklavya was asked whether he ever regretted the act of giving away his thumb when he was dying.
His reply was “Yes ! I regretted this only once in my life.
It was when Pandavas were coming in to kill Dronacharya who was broken-hearted on the false news of death of his son Ashwathama, and had stopped fighting.
It was then that I regretted the loss of my thumb.
If the thumb was there, no one could have dared hurt my Guru”
The message to us is clear.

Give and never regret giving !

And the last question is ‘How much should we provide for our heirs’ ?

Ask yourself , ‘Are we taking away from them the ‘gift of work – a source of happiness’?
The answer is given by Warren Buffett:


“Leave your kids enough to do anything,
but not enough to do nothing!”

Let us learn the Art of Giving.

Quoting Sant Kabir:
“When the wealth in the house increases ,
When water fills a boat,
Throw them out with both hands !
This is the wise thing to do”!

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Finding solutions for your problems in Bhagavad Gita

Open the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita.
Select your life’s problem, find the solution instantly.
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Somebody made a great effort to make this happen.

ANGER
Chapter 2 ~ Shloka 56
Chapter 2 ~ Shloka 62
Chapter 2 ~ Shloka 63
Chapter 5 ~ Shloka 26
Chapter 16 ~ Shloka 1, 2 & 3
Chapter 16 ~ Shloka 21
CONFUSION



Chapter 2 ~ Shloka 7
Chapter 3 ~ Shloka 2
Chapter 18 ~ Shloka 61
DEALING WITH ENVY


Chapter 12 ~ Shloka 13, 14
Chapter 16 ~ Shloka 19
Chapter 18 ~ Shloka 71
DEATH OF LOVED ONE
Chapter 2 ~ Shloka 13
Chapter 2 ~ Shloka 20
Chapter 2 ~ Shloka 22
Chapter 2 ~ Shloka 25
Chapter 2 ~ Shloka 27
DEPRESSION

Chapter 2 ~ Shloka 3
Chapter 2 ~ Shloka 14
Chapter 2 ~ Shloka 21
DISCRIMINATED
Chapter 5 ~ Shloka 18
Chapter 5 ~ Shloka 19
Chapter 6 ~ Shloka 32
Chapter 9 ~ Shloka 29
FEAR




Chapter 4 ~ Shloka 10
Chapter 11 ~ Shloka 50
Chapter 18 ~ Shloka 30
FEELING SINFUL
Chapter 4 ~ Shloka 36
Chapter 4 ~ Shloka 37
Chapter 5 ~ Shloka 10
Chapter 9 ~ Shloka 30
Chapter 10 ~ Shloka 3
Chapter 14 ~ Shloka 6
Chapter 18 ~ Shloka 66
GREED

Chapter 14 ~ Shloka 17
Chapter 16 ~ Shloka 21
Chapter 17 ~ Shloka 25
LAZINESS
Chapter 3 ~ Shloka 8
Chapter 3 ~ Shloka 20
Chapter 6 ~ Shloka 16
Chapter 18 ~ Shloka 39
LONELINESS

Chapter 6 ~ Shloka 30
Chapter 9 ~ Shloka 29
Chapter 13 ~ Shloka 16
Chapter 13 ~ Shloka 18
LOSING HOPE
Chapter 4 ~ Shloka 11
Chapter 9 ~ Shloka 22
Chapter 9 ~ Shloka 34
Chapter 18 ~ Shloka 66
Chapter 18 ~ Shloka 78
PRACTICING FORGIVENESS

Chapter 11 ~ Shloka 44
Chapter 12 ~ Shloka 13, 14
Chapter 16 ~ Shloka 1, 2, 3
PRIDE
Chapter 16 ~ Shloka 4
Chapter 16 ~ Shloka 13, 14, 15
Chapter 18 ~ Shloka 26
Chapter 18 ~ Shloka 58
SEEKING PEACE
Chapter 2 ~ Shloka 66
Chapter 2 ~ Shloka 71
Chapter 4 ~ Shloka 39
Chapter 5 ~ Shloka 29
Chapter 8 ~ Shloka 28
TEMPTATION

Chapter 2 ~ Shloka 60
Chapter 2 ~ Shloka 61
Chapter 2 ~ Shloka 70
Chapter 7 ~ Shloka 14
DEMOTIVATED

Chapter 11 ~ Shloka 33
Chapter 18 ~ Shloka 48
Chapter 18 ~ Shloka 78
UNCONTROLLED MIND
Chapter 6 ~ Shloka 5
Chapter 6 ~ Shloka 6
Chapter 6 ~ Shloka 26
Chapter 6 ~ Shloka 35
LUST
Chapter 3 ~ Shloka 37
Chapter 3 ~ Shloka 41
Chapter 3 ~ Shloka 43
Chapter 5 ~ Shloka 22
Chapter 16 ~ Shloka 21
FORGETFULNESS



Chapter 15 ~ Shloka 15
Chapter 18 ~ Shloka 61
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The Prophet

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The Prophet is a book of 26 prose poetry fables written in English by the LebaneseAmerican poet and writer Kahlil Gibran. It was originally published in 1923 by Alfred A. Knopf. It is Gibran’s best known work. The Prophet has been translated into over 100 different languages, making it one of the most translated books in history, and it has never been out of print.

Proving that there is no connection between cost and value, it’s currently only Rs 79 on Amazon and it’s not hard to find a copy online. It’s a beautiful work, but we wanted to particularly highlight the chapter on work, reproduced here in its entirety.

On Work

Then a ploughman said, “Speak to us of Work.”

And he answered, saying:

You work that you may keep pace with the earth and the soul of the earth.

For to be idle is to become a stranger unto the seasons, and to step out of life’s procession, that marches in majesty and proud submission towards the infinite.

When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music.

Which of you would be a reed, dumb and silent, when all else sings together in unison?

But I say to you that when you work you fulfil a part of earth’s furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born,

Always you have been told that work is a curse and labour a misfortune.

And in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life,

And to love life through labour is to be intimate with life’s inmost secret.

But if you in your pain call birth an affliction and the support of the flesh a curse written upon your brow, then I answer that naught but the sweat of your brow shall wash away that which is written.

You have been told also life is darkness, and in your weariness you echo what was said by the weary.

And I say that life is indeed darkness save when there is urge,

And all urge is blind save when there is knowledge,

And all knowledge is vain save when there is work,

And all work is empty save when there is love;

And when you work with love you bind yourself to yourself, and to one another, and to God.

And what is it to work with love?

It is to weave the cloth with threads drawn from your heart, even as if your beloved were to wear that cloth.

It is to build a house with affection, even as if your beloved were to dwell in that house.

It is to sow seeds with tenderness and reap the harvest with joy, even as if your beloved were to eat the fruit.

It is to charge all things you fashion with a breath of your own spirit,

And to know that all the blessed dead are standing about you and watching.

Often have I heard you say, as if speaking in sleep, “he who works in marble, and finds the shape of his own soul in the stone, is a nobler than he who ploughs the soil.

And he who seizes the rainbow to lay it on a cloth in the likeness of man, is more than he who makes the sandals for our feet.”

But I say, not in sleep but in the over-wakefulness of noontide, that the wind speaks not more sweetly to the giant oaks than to the least of all the blades of grass;

And he alone is great who turns the voice of the wind into a song made sweeter by his own loving.

Work is love made visible.

And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.

For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man’s hunger.

And if you grudge the crushing of the grapes, your grudge distils a poison in the wine.

And if you sing though as angels, and love not the singing, you muffle man’s ears to the voices of the day and the voices of the night.

Nasadiya Sukta (Rigveda 10.129)

The Nāsadīya Sūkta (after the incipit ná ásat, or “not the non-existent”), also known as the Hymn of Creation, is the 129th hymn of the 10th mandala of the Rigveda (10:129). It is concerned with cosmology and the origin of the universe.[2]

Nasadiya Sukta begins rather interestingly, with the statement – “Then, there was neither existence, nor non-existence.” It ponders over the when, why and by whom of creation in a very sincere contemplative tone, and provides no definite answers. Rather, it concludes that the gods too may not know, as they came after creation. And maybe the supervisor of creation in the highest heaven knows, or maybe even he does not know!

नासदासीन्नो सदासीत्तदानीं नासीद्रजो नो व्योमा परो यत् |

किमावरीवः कुह कस्य शर्मन्नम्भः किमासीद्गहनं गभीरम् ॥ १॥

न मृत्युरासीदमृतं न तर्हि न रात्र्या अह्न आसीत्प्रकेतः |

आनीदवातं स्वधया तदेकं तस्माद्धान्यन्न परः किञ्चनास ॥२॥

तम आसीत्तमसा गूहळमग्रे प्रकेतं सलिलं सर्वाऽइदम् |

तुच्छ्येनाभ्वपिहितं यदासीत्तपसस्तन्महिनाजायतैकम् ॥३॥

कामस्तदग्रे समवर्तताधि मनसो रेतः प्रथमं यदासीत् |

सतो बन्धुमसति निरविन्दन्हृदि प्रतीष्या कवयो मनीषा ॥४॥

तिरश्चीनो विततो रश्मिरेषामधः स्विदासीदुपरि स्विदासीत् |

रेतोधा आसन्महिमान आसन्त्स्वधा अवस्तात्प्रयतिः परस्तात् ॥५॥

को अद्धा वेद क इह प्र वोचत्कुत आजाता कुत इयं विसृष्टिः |

अर्वाग्देवा अस्य विसर्जनेनाथा को वेद यत आबभूव ॥६॥

इयं विसृष्टिर्यत आबभूव यदि वा दधे यदि वा न |

यो अस्याध्यक्षः परमे व्योमन्त्सो अङ्ग वेद यदि वा न वेद ॥७॥

Translation:

1. Then even non-existence was not there, nor existence,
There was no air then, nor the space beyond it.
What covered it? Where was it? In whose keeping?
Was there then cosmic fluid, in depths unfathomed?

2. Then there was neither death nor immortality
nor was there then the torch of night and day.
The One breathed windlessly and self-sustaining.
There was that One then, and there was no other.

3. At first there was only darkness wrapped in darkness.
All this was only unillumined cosmic water.
That One which came to be, enclosed in nothing,
arose at last, born of the power of heat.

4. In the beginning desire descended on it –
that was the primal seed, born of the mind.
The sages who have searched their hearts with wisdom
know that which is, is kin to that which is not.

5. And they have stretched their cord across the void,
and know what was above, and what below.
Seminal powers made fertile mighty forces.
Below was strength, and over it was impulse.

6. But, after all, who knows, and who can say
Whence it all came, and how creation happened?
the gods themselves are later than creation,
so who knows truly whence it has arisen?

7. Whence all creation had its origin,
the creator, whether he fashioned it or whether he did not,
the creator, who surveys it all from highest heaven,
he knows — or maybe even he does not know.

A story on Lord Shree Krishna

Shrimad Bhagwat Katha - My Pandit G

A brahmin priest, whose profession was singing the glories of the Lord, was reciting Sri Maha Bhagavatam inside a house of a very rich landlord.

A thief broke into the house where the recital was going on and he hid himself into a deep corner of the house. Perforce, he had to listen to Sri Maha Bhagavatam (Beautiful stories & miracles of Lord Shree Krishna).

The singer was now describing the ornaments worn by little Krishna. He described the various ornaments Mother Yasoda decorated on little Krishna before sending Him out with the herd of cows.

The thief was excited and thought that he should meet that lad and rob all the ornaments at one stroke instead of struggling every day with petty stealing. He waited till the entire chapter of Sri Maha Bhagavatam was recited and left the place.

The thief wanted to know where this boy resided. He, therefore, followed the brahmin and waylaid him. The brahmin was frightened and feared that he would lose even the small amount he had received as dakshina (Fees of his recital performance) and told the thief, “I do not have anything with me”.

The thief replied that he was not keen to have any of his possessions but wanted some information about that lad whom the priest claimed to have the best ornaments and who used to go out for grazing the cows. He beseeched him to take him to that place where the lad was grazing those cows.

The brahmin was in a fix now. He said, “In the town of Vrindavana, on the banks of Yamuna river, in a green meadow, two boys come every morning. One is dark skinned like the clouds and holding a flute in his hands and the other fair skinned, clad in white silk. The dark one will have all the ornaments I had described.”

The thief believed the brahmin and set out for Vrindavana immediately. He located the beautiful place, climbed up a tree and waited for the boys to arrive.

The sun rose. Faint melody of the flute wafted along the morning breeze. The enchanting music could then be heard closer and the thief spotted the two boys coming.

He got down from the tree and went near them. The moment he saw the most beautiful appearance of the little Krishna, he forgot himself, folded his hands and shed tears of joy. The tears were from his heart and it was chilling.

He wondered about which wretched mother had sent these radiant boys, chiseled to perfection, loaded with ornaments to the riverbank. He could not take his eyes off from the divinity.

The transformation started. He approached the boys shouting, “Stop,” and held Krishna’s hand. The moment he touched Lord Krishna, all his previous karmas were wiped out like a ball of cotton getting burnt in fire and with all humility he inquired lovingly, “Who are you?”

Krishna looked at him, innocently and said, “I am frightened by your looks. Please leave my hands.”

The thief, now full of remorse, said to Krishna, “It is my evil mind which is reflected on my face. If you are frightened, I shall go away. Please don’t say, I must leave you”.

The Natkhat (Divinely naughty) Krishna reminded the thief the purpose of his coming there and mocked him, “Here, take these ornaments.”

Confused, the thief replied, “Will not your mother scold you if you gift away all your ornaments to me?”

Krishna said with a smile, “Do not worry about that. I have plenty of them. I am a bigger thief than you. But there is a difference between you and me – however whatever I steal, the owners do not complain. I am lovingly called “Captivator of the heart”. Though you are not aware of it, you have a precious ornament in your possession, the “Chitta (Heart)”. I shall steal it now and take the same with Me.” So saying both the boys disappeared.

To his surprise, the thief found a bag full of ornaments on his shoulder. He brought it to the brahmin’s house and told him what all had happened.

The brahmin was now frightened and took the thief inside and opened the bag.

To his utter amazement he saw all the ornaments described by him as being worn by Krishna in Sri Maha Bhagavatam, in the thief’s bag.

Shedding tears of joy, the brahmin asked the thief to take him to the place where he saw the dark boy. The thief obliged and both of them waited in the same place where the thief accosted the boy the previous day.

Suddenly the thief exclaimed, “Look, here they come!”

However, the brahmin could not see any one.

Stricken with disappointment, he said, “Lord, when You decided to give darshan to a thief, why not me?”

Lord Krishna, out of abundant compassion, replied, “You are reading Sri Maha Bhagavatam just as another story, whereas the thief actually believed what you told him about me. I manifest only for those who have full faith in me.

Jai Shree Krishna.

Ravana’s Wisdom

After airing fatal arrow on the battlefield of Lanka, Lord Rama told his brother Lakshman: Go to Ravana quickly before he dies and request him to share whatever knowledge he can.

A brute he may be, but he is also a great scholar!

The obedient Lakshmana rushed across the battlefield to Ravana side and wispread in his ears:

Oh demon king, do not let your knowledge die with you.Share it with us and wash away your sins!

Ravana responded by simply turning away his head. An angry Lakshman went back to Lord Rama and said:

He is arrogant as he always was, too proud to share anything!

Rama conformed his brother and asked him softly: Where did you seat while asking Ravana for knowledge?

Next to his head so that I hear what he had to say clearly! – spoke Lakshman.

Lord Rama smiled, placed his bow on the ground ans walked to where Ravana lay.

Lakshmana watched in astonishment as his divine brother knelt at Ravana’s feet.

With palms joined with extreme humility, Lord Rama said:

Lord of Lanka, you abducted my wife, a terrible crime for which i have been forced to punish you. Now, you are no more my enemy. I bow to you and request you to share your wisdom with me. Please do that, for if you die without doing so, all your wisdom will be lost forever to the world.

To Lakshmana surprise Ravana opened his eyes and raised his arms to salute Lord Rama:

If only i had more time as your teacher then as your enemy.

Standing at my feet as a student should, unlike your rude younger brother, you are worthy recipient of my knowledge.

I have very little time so I cannot share much but let me tell you important lessons i have learned in my life.

1) Things that are bad for you seduce you easily; you run towards them impatiently. So you must defer the bad action as much as you can and avoid them.

2. Things that are actually good for you, fail to attract you; you shun them creatively, finding powerful excuses to justify your procrastination. So you must do good action without any delay and as much early as you can.

This is why i was impatient to abduct Sita but avoided meeting you.

This is wisdom of my life, Lord Rama. My last words. I give it to you! said Ravana and died.


!!! Jai Shri Ram !!!

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MANTRAS – part 2

जीवन के सारे दुख-संकट दूर कर देंगे ये ...

AWAKENING MANTRA

Awakening Mantra
KIRAGRE BASTE LAXMI  KARMADHYE SARASWATI  KARMULE STUTAI BRAHMA  PRAVATE KAR DARSHANAM
Ganesh mantra 
SUM KAISSYIA KA DANTASYA  KAPLO GAJ KARN KA 
LAMBO DHARASYE VIKTO  VIGHNA NASO VINAYAK

These two mantras are very powerful and can be recite in the morning as soon as awake.

Before opening the eyes you have to pass the palms of the hands on the face, then hold them togheter. Opening the eyes, you’ll recite the mantra of the awakening looking only at the palms. Then for seven times you’ll recite the mantra passing the hands on the whole body. At the end you’ll recite the Ganesh mantra.

MANTRAS TO LIGHT INCENSE

त्वमेव माता च पिता त्वमेव ।त्वमेव बन्धुश्च सखा त्वमेव ।त्वमेव विद्या द्रविणम् त्वमेव ।त्वमेव सर्वम् मम देव देवः ॥त्रहि माँ त्रहि माँ त्रहि माँtvameva mātā ca pitā tvameva ।tvameva bandhuśca sakhā tvameva ।tvameva vidyā draviṇam tvameva ।tvameva sarvam mama deva devaḥ ॥trahi māṁ trahi māṁ trahi māṁ

(Addressed to the Guru)

You are my mother and you are my father.

You are my relative and you are my friend.

You are my knowledge and you are my wealth.

You are my all, my God of Gods.

Protect me, protect me, protect me.


Shiva Mantra

कर्पूरगौरं करुणावतारं संसारसारम् भुजगेन्द्रहारम् ।

सदावसन्तं हृदयारविन्दे भवं भवानीसहितं नमामि ॥

karpūragauraṃ karuṇāvatāraṃ saṃsārasāram bhujagendrahāram ।

sadāvasantaṃ hṛdayāravinde bhavaṃ bhavānīsahitaṃ namāmi ॥

White as camphor, the avatar of Karuna (god of Compassion), adorned with the garland of the Serpent King, ever dwelling in the lotus of my heart, to the Lord and Lady, Shiva and Shakti together, to them I bow down.

SHANTI MANTRA (Peace Mantras)

we are everything, we are together

ॐ सहना भवतु  
सहनौ भुनक्
तुसहवीर्यम् करवावहै  तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु
मा विद्विष्आवहै ॐ शान्ति शान्ति शान्तिः
सर्वेषां स्वस्ति भवतु ।सर्वेषां शान्तिर्भवतु । 
सर्वेषां पूर्नं भवतु ।सर्वेषां मड्गलं भवतु ॥
oṁ sahanā bhavatu  
sahanau bhunaktu
sahavīryam karavāvahai
tejasvi nāvadhītamastu
mā vidviṣāvahai
oṁ śānti śānti śāntiḥ
Oṁ sarveṣāṃ svasti bhavatu sarveṣāṃ śāntir bhavatu sarveṣāṃ pūrnaṃ bhavatu sarveṣāṃ mangalaṃ bhavatu
Om! May the Absolute Reality protect us.Let the studies that we together undertake be effulgent.Let there be no animosity amongst us.
Om. Peace, Peace, Peace. 
 Om, may auspiciousness be unto all may peace be unto all may fullness be unto all may prosperity be unto all 
सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः।सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः।सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु।मा कश्चित् दुःख भाग्भवेत्॥ असतोमा सद्गमय ।तमसोमा ज्योतिर् गमय ।मृत्योर्मामृतं गमय ॥ॐ शान्ति शान्ति शान्तिः ॥ 
sarve bhavantu sukhinaḥ
sarve santu nirāmayāḥ
sarve bhadrāṇi paśyantu
mā kaścit duḥkha bhāgbhavet 
asato mā sad gamaya
tamaso mā jyotir gamaya
mṛtyor mā amṛtaṁ gamaya
oṁ śānti śānti śāntiḥ 
May all be happy
May all be free from disabilities
May all look to the good of other
May none suffer from sorrow 
From ignorance, lead me to truth
From darkness, lead me to light
From death, lead me to immortality
Om peace, peace, peace 

Mantra form Isopanishad

ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं पूर्णात्पुर्णमुदच्यते

पूर्णश्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते

Om pūrṇamadaḥ pūrṇamidaṃ pūrṇātpurṇamudacyate

pūrṇaśya pūrṇamādāya pūrṇamevāvaśiṣyate

That is the Whole, this is the Whole;

from that Whole, this Whole is manifested.

When this Whole is extracted,

that Whole remains being the Whole.

Invoking Sacred Rivers in the water pot

गङ्गे च यमुने चैव गोदावरि सरस्वती ।

नर्मदा सिन्धु कावेरी जलेऽस्मिन् संनिधिं कुरु ॥

gaṅge ca yamune caiva godāvari sarasvatī |

narmadā sindhu kāverī jale’smin saṃnidhiṃ kuru ||

O Holy Rivers Ganga and Yamuna, and Godavari, Sarasvati,

Narmada, Sindhu and Kaveri; Please be present in this water.

Durga Mantras


 
सर्व मंगल मांगल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थ साधिके ।
शरन्ये त्रयम्बिके गौरी नारायणी नमोस्तुते ।।
 
sarva maṃgala māṃgalye śive sarvārtha sādhike ।
śaranye trayambike gaurī nārāyaṇī namostute ।।
 
Oh Narayani, Oh Shivi, Oh Gauri you fulfil the desires of all. I offer my obeisances to You. 


 
शरणागत दीनार्तपरित्राण परायणे ।
सर्वस्यातिहरे देवि नारायणी नमोस्तुते ।।
 
śaraṇāgata dīnārtaparitrāṇa parāyaṇe ।
sarvasyātihare devi nārāyaṇī namostute ।।
 
You who are perpetually endeavouring to protect the weak and the poor and remove their misery. Oh Narayani, I offer my obeisances to You.
 

 
सर्वस्वरूपे सर्वेशे सर्वेशक्तिसमन्विते ।
भयेभ्यस्त्राहि नो देवि दुर्गे देवि नमोऽस्तु ते ।।
 
sarvasvarūpe sarveśe sarveśaktisamanvite ।
bhayebhyastrāhi no devi durge devi namo ̕stu te ।।
 
Oh Goddess Durga, please protect us from all kinds of fear. Oh omnipotent Durga, I offer my obeisances to you.


 
रोगनशेषानपहंसि तुष्टा। रुष्टा तु कामान् सकलानभीष्टान् ।
त्वामाश्रितानां न विपन्नराणां। त्वमाश्रिता हृयश्रयतां प्रयान्ति ।।
 
roganaśeṣānapahaṃsi tuṣṭā। ruṣṭā tu kāmān sakalānabhīṣṭān ।
tvāmāśritānāṃ na vipannarāṇāṃ। tvamāśritā hṛyaśrayatāṃ prayānti ।।
 
Oh Goddess, when you are pleased you remove all ailments and when you are angry you destroy everything that a person desires for. However, those who come to you for sanctuary never have to confront any catastrophy. Instead, such people secure enough merit to provide shelter to others.
 

 
सर्वाबाधा प्रशमनं त्रैलोक्यस्याखिलेश्वरि ।
एवमेव त्वया कार्यमस्मद्दैरिविनाशनम् ।।
सर्वाबाधा विर्निर्मुक्तो धनधान्यसुतान्वित: ।
मनुष्यो मत्प्रसादेन भविष्यति न संशय: ।।
 
sarvābādhā praśamanaṃ trailokyasyākhileśvari ।
evameva tvayā kāryamasmaddairivināśanam ।।
sarvābādhā virnirmukto dhanadhānyasutānvit: ।
manuṣyo matprasādena bhaviṣyati na saṃśay: ।।
 
Whoever listens to the story of the Goddess succeeds in overcoming all obstacles and is blessed wealth and progeny.
 

 
जयन्ती मङ्गला काली भद्रकाली कपालिनी ।
दुर्गा क्षमा शिवा धात्री स्वाहा स्वधा नमोऽस्तु ते ॥
 
jayantī maṅgalā kālī bhadrakālī kapālinī ।
durgā kṣamā śivā dhātrī svāhā svadhā namo ̕stu te ॥
 
Oh Goddess, you who are known by the names of Mangala, Kali, Bhadrakali, Kapalini, Durga, Kshama, Shiva, Dhatri, Svaha, Swadha, I offer my obeisances to You.
 

 
देहि सौभाग्यमारोग्यं देहि देवि परं सुखम् ।
रूपं देहि जयं देहि यशो देहि द्विषो जहि ॥
 
dehi saubhāgyamārogyaṃ dehi devi paraṃ sukham ।
rūpaṃ dehi jayaṃ dehi yaśo dehi dviṣo jahi ॥
 
Oh Goddess, bless me with good fortune, good health, good looks, success and fame. Oh Vaishnavi, you are the very basis for the world. You have mesmerised the World. When you are pleased with some one you ensure his salvation from the cycle of life and death.



 Devi Aparadha Kshamapana Stotram – (by Shri Adi Shankaracharya)

Aapatsu Magnah Smaranam Tvadeeyam Karomi Durge Karunarna Veshi I
Naitaccha Thatvam Mum Methah Kshudhartrisharta Jananim Smaranti II


O Compassionate Goddess Durga! If I remember you after falling in trouble and not before, please do not treat me like a dishonest rogue for the reason that all children yell for mother when they are troubled.






GURU MANTRA


गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णु गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः
गुरुर्साक्षत् परंब्रह्मा तस्मय् अघोर कुल गुरवे नमः ॥
 
gururbrahmā gururviṣṇu gururdevo maheśvaraḥ |
gurursākṣat paraṃbrahmā tasmay aghora kula gurave namaḥ ||
 
The Guru is Brahma, the Guru is Vishnu, the Guru is Maheswara (Shiva).
The Guru is Verily the Para-Brahman (Supreme Brahman); Salutations to that Aghora Kula Guru.
 

OM TAT SAT

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In the Vedas the mantra (sound) is the primary source from which the universe has sprung (in the Bible: “in the beginning it was the Verb”); it is the primordial vibration presents in every thing, the motor of the universe. Through the study and the search on the mantras the ancient wise man have discovered how we can be in harmony with the cosmos and with ourselves.

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ॐ (Aum) it is the primordial sound, is the matrix of all that exists in the universe. it doesn’t have a particular meaning, it is rather a sacred syllable that represents the essence of the vital energy from which the creation has sprung. ॐ is the combination of three sounds: A – U – M. The A represents Brahma the creator, the conscience, the state of vigil. The U  represents Vishnu the preserver, the subconscious, the state of dream. The M represents Shiva the destroyer, the unconscious, the state of deep sleep. It can be noticed as these three letters are tightly correlated with the endless breath of the universe, in which the three strengths of creation, preservation and destruction continually follow one another and how they are correlated with the three dimensions of the human conscience.

The utilization of the sounds for spiritual purpose is universally used. In a lot of religions the continuous repeating of a sentence or a sacred sound with the help of a rosary (japa mala) represents the highest form of meditation. The mantras are the best vehicle in the meditation because through them the mind calms the incessant flow of thoughts and it settles in a state of deep concentration.


Bija Mantras

Bija means seed, root. It is a very powerful Mantra that usually consists of a single syllable. The Bija Mantra evoke particular aspects of nature or of the divine, each Devata has his or her own Bija. The greatest of all Bijas is Om or Pranava, because it is the symbol of Para-Brahman.

The following table lists some of the most common Bija Mantras:

BijaDevataMeaning – Element
auṃ / oṁBrahmanAbsolute
ऐंaiṃSarasvatiConsciousness
ह्रींhrīṃMahamaya – BhuvaneshvariIllusion
श्रींśrīṃLakshmiExistence
क्लींklīṃKali – KamaDesire
क्रींkrīṃKalikaTime
दुंduṃDurgaBestows Protection
गंgaṃGaneshaBestows Happiness
ग्लौंglauṃGaneshaBestows Happiness
हौंhauṃShivaBestows Protection
हुंhuṃChandabhairaviKavacha Bija – Armour
हूंhūṃMother of Viras – MahakalaKurcha Bija – Bestows Protection
ह्रूंhrūṃKalaratriBestows Protection
ह्रुंhruṃVaivasvata (son of the Sun-Vivasvan)Bestows Protection
लंlaṃPrithviEarth
वंvaṃVarunaWater
रंraṃAgniFire
यंyaṃVayuAir
हंhaṃShivaEther
सौःsauḥShiva-ShaktiCosmos – Heart
फत्phatVidyujjivhaAstra Mantra (weapon mantra)
स्वाहाsvāhāSvaha (consort of Agni)Oblations – Sacrificial Fire
 क्श्रौंkśrauṃNarasimhaBestows Happiness
हस्कफ्रेंhaskaphreṃAnanda Bhairava – GuruBestows Protection – Inspiration

Some Important Mantras

ॐ ऐं ह्रीं क्लीं चामुण्डायै विच्चे

om aiṃ hrīṃ klīṃ cāmuṇḍāyai vicce

om – The Pranava Mantra represents the Nirguna Brahman, the infinite beyond conception.

aim – The Vak beeja, the seed sound of Mahasarasvati. The knowledge that is consciousness. Creation, rajo guna, the energy of desire.

hrim – The Maya beeja, the sound of Mahalakshmi.  The all pervasive existence. Preservation, sattva guna, energy of action.

klim – The Kama beeja, the seed sound of Mahakali. The all consuming delight. Destruction, tamo guna, energy of wisdom.

camunda – The slayer of the demons Chanda and Munda, of passion and anger.

yai – the grantor of boons

vicce – in the body of knowledge, in the perception of consciousness

GAYATRI MANTRA

Why, How and the Importance of Gayatri Mantra! - ReSanskrit
The purpose of Gayatri mantra is to offer prayers to the sun god, Savitur. The god which has given us everything, which has made life possible on this planet, which grants us light and energy. The sun which always gives and never asks for anything in return, the Gayatri mantra is a way of giving back in the form of prayer and respect to that ever-giving entity. This mantra invokes a sense of inclusiveness; imagine you offering respects to the sun on behalf of all the beings in this world, wouldn’t that make you think much larger than just yourself? The correct mindset that we all need when we begin our day.

Why Gayatri Mantra is so popular?

Gayatri Mantra is from one of the oldest texts ‘Rig Veda’, composed by Sage Vishwamitra. It is a popular belief that Vishwamitra after long practice and penance discovered Gayatri mantra which according to him was not just a boon for himself but for the entire mankind. Upon chanting this mantra, the chanter and the listener both are most benefited with the vibrational positive energy of the mantra. And the fact that many practitioners have found Gayatri mantra so enriching, it has become popular over the centuries.

The Analysis (Dissection) of the Gayatri Mantra:
 (OM): The primeval sound
भूः (Bhur): Earth = Mooladhara;  the physical body/physical realm
भुवः (Bhuvah): Akash; the life force/the mental realm
स्वः (Swah): Heaven= Swadhishthana; the soul/spiritual realm
महः (Maha): Heart region.
जनः (Jana): To say ‘no’ for life and death.
तपः (Tapa): Ascetic practices in vishuddhi & Agnya.
सत्यम् (Satyam): Up to the Third Eye ( Brahma-Randhra ).
तत् (Tat): That – situated as it is; That (God)
सवितुर् (Savitur/Savita): Sa + Va + Ta = Sun, Ganges, Fire, Earth etc. including those endowed with knowledge and yoga.
र्वरेण्यं (Vareñyam): Va + Re + N + Ya + M : God Varuna; adore
भर्गो (Bhargo): Bha + Ra + Ga; effulgence (divine light)
देवस्य (Devasya): Da + Va + S + Ya; Supreme Lord
धीमहि (Dhīmahi): Dha + Ma + Ha; meditate
धियो (Dhiyo/Dhiya): Dha + Ya; the intellect
यो नः (Yo Nah): Ya + Na; May this light, Nah: Our
प्रचोदयात् (Prachodayāt): Pa + Ra + Cha + Da + Ya + T; illumine/inspire

Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra in Sanskrit with Meaning

Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे
सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम्।
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान्
मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात् ॥

Transliteration:
oṃ tryambakaṃ yajāmahe
sugandhiṃ puṣṭivardhanam।
urvārukamiva bandhanān
mṛtyormukṣīya māmṛtāt ॥

Hindi Translation:
हम त्रिनेत्र धारी शिवकी आराधना करते हैं, जो अपनी शक्ति से संसार का पालन करतें हैं।
उनसे प्रार्थना है कि वे हमें जीवन व मृत्यु के बंधन से मुक्त करे और हमें दिखा दे कि हम कभी भी अपनी अमर प्रकृति से अलग नहीं होते हैं॥

English translation:
I worship that fragrant Shiva of three eyes, the one who nourishes all living entities.
May he help us severe our bondage with samsara by making us realise that we are never separated from our immortal nature.

Source: Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra, Rigved 7.59.12

The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is a boon to humanity and a panacea to all forms of ailments – Physical, Mental, Intellectual and Spiritual. The deeper one delves into the ocean of knowledge that this verse is, the more valuable are the pearls of wisdom.


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Shiva Panchakshara Stotram

Hindu Symbols

शिव   पञ्चाक्षर   स्तोत्रम्

नागेन्द्रहाराय त्रिलोचनाय भस्माङ्गरागाय महेश्वराय ।

नित्याय शुद्धाय दिगम्बराय तस्मै नकाराय नमः शिवाय ॥१॥

मन्दाकिनीसलिलचन्दनचर्चिताय नन्दीश्वरप्रमथनाथमहेश्वराय ।

मन्दारपुष्पबहुपुष्पसुपूजिताय तस्मै मकाराय नमः शिवाय ॥२॥

शिवाय गौरीवदनाब्जबालसूर्याय दक्षाध्वरनाशकाय ।

श्रीनीलकण्ठाय वृषध्वजाय तस्मै शिकाराय नमः शिवाय ॥३॥

वशिष्ठकुम्भोद्भवगौतमार्यमूनीन्द्रदेवार्चितशेखराय ।

चन्द्रार्कवैश्वानरलोचनाय तस्मै वकाराय नमः शिवाय ॥४॥

यज्ञस्वरूपाय जटाधराय पिनाकहस्ताय सनातनाय ।

दिव्याय देवाय दिगम्बराय तस्मै यकाराय नमः शिवाय ॥५॥

पञ्चाक्षरमिदं पुण्यं यः पठेच्छिवसंनिधौ ।

शिवलोकमावाप्नोति शिवेन सह मोदते ॥६॥

Nagendra-Haraya Tri-Lochanaya Bhasma-Anga-Ragaya Maheshvaraya |

Nityaya Shuddhaya Digambaraya Tasmai Nakaraya Namah Shivaya ||1||

Salutations to Maheshvara, who has the King of Snakes as his garland and who has three eyes,

Whose body is smeared with Sacred Ashes and who is the Great Lord,

Who is eternal, who is ever pure, ever free and who has the entire sky as his clothes,

Salutations to that Shiva, who is represented by syllable “Na”, The first syllable of the Panchakshara mantra “Na-Mah-Shi-Va-Ya”.

Mandakini-Salila-Chandana-Charchitaya Nandi-Ishvara-Pramatha-Natha-Maheshvaraya |

Mandara-Pushpa-Bahu-Pushpa-Su-Puujitaya Tasmai Makaraya Namah Shivaya ||2||

Salutations to Maheshvara, Who is worshipped with water from the River Mandakini and smeared with sandal paste,

Who is the Lord of Nandi and of the ghosts and goblins, the Great Lord,

Who is worshipped with Mandara and many other flowers,

Salutations to that Shiva, Who is represented by syllable “Ma”, the second syllable of the Panchakshara mantra “Na-Mah-Shi-Va-Ya”.

Shivaya Gauri-Vadana-Abja-Bala-Suryaya Daksha-Adhvara-Nashakaya |

Shri-Nilakanthaya Vrisha-Dhvajaya Tasmai Shikaraya Namah Shivaya ||3||

Salutations to Shiva, Who is auspicious and who is like the newly risen sun causing the Lotus-Face of Gauri to blossom,

Who is the destroyer of the Sacrifice of Daksha,

Who has a blue throat and has a bull as his emblem,

Salutations to that Shiva, Who is represented by syllable “Shi”, the third syllable of the Panchakshara mantra “Na-Mah-Shi-Va-Ya”.

Vashishtha-Kumbhodbhava-Gautama-Arya-Muni-Indra-Deva-Archita-Shekharaya |

Chandra-Arka-Vaishvanara-Locanaya Tasmai Vakaaraya Namah Shivaya ||4||

Salutations to Him, Who is Worshipped by the Best and most Respected Sages like Vashistha,

Agastya and Gautama and also by the Gods and Who is the Crown of the Universe,

Who has the Chandra (Moon), Surya (Sun) and Agni (Fire) as his three eyes,

Salutations to that Shiva, Who is represented by syllable “Va”, the fourth syllable of the Panchakshara mantra “Na-Mah-Shi-Va-Ya”.

Yajña-Svarupaya Jatta-Dharaya Pinaka-Hastaya Sanatanaya |

Divyaya Devaya Digambaraya Tasmai Yakaraya Namah Shivaya ||5||

Salutations to Him Who is the Embodiment of Yajña (Sacrifice) and who has matted hairs,

Who has the Trident in his hand and who is eternal,

Who is Divine, Who is the Shining One and who has the entire sky as his clothes,

Salutations to that Shiva, Who is represented by syllable “Ya”, the fifth syllable of the Panchakshara mantra “Na-Mah-Shi-Va-Ya”.

Panchaksharam-Idam Punyam Yah Patthe-Shiva-Samnidhau |

Shivalokam-Avapnoti Shivena Saha Modate ||6||

Whoever recites this Panchakshara (hymn in praise of the five syllables of Na-Mah-Shi-Va-Ya) near Shiva,

Will attain the Abode of Shiva and enjoy His Bliss.

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Shrimad Bhagwad Gita : Ch9 verse 8

प्रकृतिं स्वामवष्टभ्य विसृजामि पुन: पुन: |

भूतग्राममिमं कृत्स्नमवशं प्रकृतेर्वशात् || 8||

prakṛitiṁ svām avaṣhṭabhya visṛijāmi punaḥ punaḥ

bhūta-grāmam imaṁ kṛitsnam avaśhaṁ prakṛiter vaśhāt

The whole cosmic is under Me. Under My will it is automatically manifested again and again, and under My will it is annihilated at the end.

prakṛitim—the material energy; svām—My own; avaṣhṭabhya—presiding over; visṛijāmi—generate; punaḥ punaḥ—again and again; bhūta-grāmam—myriad forms; imam—these; kṛitsnam—all; avaśham—beyond their control; prakṛiteḥ—nature; vaśhāt—force

This is one of the most beautiful shloka of chapter 9 (BG:9.8) of Bhagwad Gita. It signifies the power of Krishna and his creation. Krishna resides in each and everything as everything is created by him. The very element of our existence lies within these few beautiful words.

Krishna says that he only creates and then it is for us how we evolve. Though he is the supreme commander and directs everything with a neutral mind, it is for his creation to grow and evolve.

Krishna resides in each and everything as everything is created by him. The very element of our existence lies within these few beautiful words.

Curve back within yourself again and again till you have absolved yourself of all negative forces. Then create a beautiful human being who is above any form of pain and anger. Create a human who is not affected by the proceedings around him and takes everything in his stride with a calm and composed mind.

✨✨JAI SHREE KRISHNA✨✨ _____________________________